The Pellman Desserts DSF fundraiser runs from October 12th through October 30th. All order forms are due by October 30th, and dessert pick-up will take place in the Downingtown East HS cafeteria on November 14th between the hours of 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Please visit our Pellman Desserts page for more information and to download instructions, the brochure and order forms. Glossy brochures will also be available to students at school.
Adam Speakman, Choral Director at Downingtown East High School, has announced two upcoming Masterclasses being offered for students. Details are as follows.
Thurs., Oct. 11: 4th period in Choir Room 307- Dr. Katherine Skovira, Downingtown High School alumnus and professional soprano vocalist will coach our prospective district choir auditionees and tell us about her new contemporary music ensemble SoundLAB that will be taking part in an upcoming two week music festival collaboration with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Mon., Nov. 19: 4th and 6th periods in Choir Room 307- Dr. Amy Voorhees, Director of Choral Activities at Susquehanna University will coach our Concert Choir and Masterworks Choir on their Winter Concert repertoire and tell us about opportunities to continue their studies at Susquehanna University.
Senior DEHS music student, Malaika Paralkar was selected as the winner of the High School Composition Contest hosted by Susquehanna University. Submissions were open to all 9-12 grade Pennsylvania students and pieces were evaluated based on musical quality, originality and appropriateness for performance by music major undergraduates . She will receive a $1,000 prize, plus a travel allowance to attend a live performance of her brass quintet piece entitled Triumph on March 26, 2019 at Susquehanna University. Malaika is a current member of the Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Marching Band and Instrumental Ensemble at DEHS and is a former AP Music Theory student. Malaika, who wants to major in music composition, hopes to get feedback on her work from Susquehanna University’s musicians and theory professors so that she can use it as part of her college application portfolio.
We had great weather and an amazing turnout for our Music in Motion Cavalcade of Bands competition at Downingtown’s Kottmeyer Stadium on Saturday, September 29th. The evening was a huge success. We would like to thank our sponsors, business advertisers, School Board and Administration, and our many parent and student volunteers for making this all possible. We hope you enjoyed the show. For details of the event and the evening, visit our Cavalcade page.